groups

Are you looking to meet other LGB&T people in your area? Need some support around your sexual orientation or gender identity? Or are you keen to take part in activities and events with other like-minded LGB&T people?

Lancashire LGBT is proud to support a number of groups and activities across Lancashire that provide a diverse range of opportunities for LGB&T (including non-binary) people.

For more details about peer support and social support groups taking place near you, please visit our Events Calendar

Across Lancashire

Go Out – Lancashire’s LGBT walking group,
Short/medium walks (5-7 miles) on the  3rd Saturday of the month excluding December. Check out our Events page for details of the next walk, or contact Lancashire LGBT on 01772 717461 or email hello@lancslgbt.org.uk.

Blackburn

Blackburn Work It Out LGBT Youth Group:
C/o Brook Advisory Centre, 54-56 Darwen St, Blackburn, BB2 2BL. Age range 15-25. Meets most Tuesdays. For details of meeting days and times, contact Jackie Buckley on 07889 057520 or email jackie.buckley@brook.org.uk.

Blackburn Youth Zone LGBTQ Youth Group:
Weekly on Tuesdays, 5pm – 6pm. Age range 12-16 and 16-19. For more information please call 01254 292000.

Blackpool

Groups available from Horizon in Blackpool:

Blackpool Allies – 
A social group for anyone who identifies as LGB or T, variations thereof, and their supporters. You don’t have to identify as LGB or T to be an Ally.
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 6pm-8pm, at Horizon, 102 Dickson Road, Blackpool. For more details or to express interest in attending, contact Leah on 07811 732344 (lemerson@druglinelancs.co.uk), or Anthony on 07875 355390 (awest@druglinelancs.co.uk).

Lancashire Lads – A support group exclusively for Trans Males in Blackpool
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Horizon, 102 Dickson Rd, Blackpool, from 6:00-8:00pm. For more details or to express interest in attending, contact Leah on 07811 732344 (lemerson@druglinelancs.co.uk), or Anthony on 07875 355390 (awest@druglinelancs.co.uk).

Gents:
A social and support group for Gay and Bisexual Men aged 25+. Meets every other Wednesday at Horizon.  For more details or to express interest in attending, contact Leah on 07811 732344 (lemerson@druglinelancs.co.uk), or Anthony on 07875 355390 (awest@druglinelancs.co.uk).

Luncheon Group – A Mature Gay Gentlemen’s group meeting for lunch each week
Meets every Thursday from 12:30pm – 2.00pm at various locations around Blackpool. For details of the next meeting please contact Horizon on 01253 311431.

Red Ribbon Group – a social and support group for those living with and affected by HIV.
Meets every other Wednesday at Horizon. For details of the next meeting please contact Horizon on 01253 311431.

Parents and Partners – a social and support group for parents, partners and carers of those living with HIV in the local community.
For more information please contact the office or call Leah or Anthony (see numbers below).

For more information about these Horizon groups,  or to express an interest in attending, please contact Leah on 07811 732344 (lemerson@druglinelancs.co.uk), or Anthony on 07875 355390 (awest@druglinelancs.co.uk).

Other groups in Blackpool:

UR Potential:
UR Potential  has  three groups for LGB&T and non-binary young people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, plus three Family Support group for parents and other family members of LGB&T and non-binary young people. Also a Trans-only young people’s group.  Contact the LGBT workers at UR Potential for more details. Email lgbt@urpotential.co.uk or telephone 01253 344398.

Liberty Church:
An inclusive church that welcomes everyone who celebrates the diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. Meets Wednesdays and Sundays 6.30pm at St. Paul’s Worship Centre, Egerton Road, Blackpool FY1 2NP. For more details, contact Nina or Jim on 07955 597771 or visit www.libertychurchblackpool.org.uk

Renaissance Transgender Support Group:
Support group for trans people meeting twice monthly in Blackpool. For more information, contact 01253 314717 or visit www.gynwayblackpool.com/renaissance_transgender_forum.htm

Blackpool PACT (Police & Communities Together):
Every first Thursday 6.30 monthly. Call 07875 355390 for details of time and venue.

Burnley

LGBT (including non-binary) Young People are welcome to access the group run by Brook in Blackburn:
C/o Brook Advisory Centre, 54-56 Darwen St, Blackburn, BB2 2BL. For details of meeting days and times, contact Jackie Buckley on 07889 057520 or email jackie.buckley@brook.org.uk.

Chorley

LGBT+ Young People’s group
Please contact the Inspire Youth Zone in Chorley. https://www.inspireyouthzone.org/

Arms Out
Arms Out is a support network for parents of children and young people who identify as Transgender (including non-binary). Based in the Chorley area but open to parents from all over Lancashire. Contact Lancashire LGBT to be put in touch with the parents who facilitate the network. Support group meets once a month on a Wednesday evening in Chorley.

East Lancashire

East Lancashire LGBTQIA Social Group. See Facebook group.

Fleetwood (Wyre)

Wyre LGB&T Youth Group, Wednesdays from 4.30pm – 6.30pm (11-17 section and 18+ section). meets in Fleetwood. For more details please contact louise@urpotential.co.uk or mobile 07453 959567; or phone the UR Potential office on 01253 344398.

Fylde

Lytham Let Live: the Fylde LGBT Friendship group.
Meets at St Annes Pavilion, Ashton Gardens, from 10.00am – 12.00 noon, on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Fylde LGB&T Youth Group, Mondays from 4.00pm – 6.00pm (11-17 section and 18+ section). Meets in St Annes. For more details please contact louise@urpotential.co.uk or mobile 07453 959567; or phone the UR Potential office on 01253 344398.

Hyndburn

LGBT (including non-binary) Young People are welcome to access the group run by Brook in Blackburn:
c/o Brook Advisory Centre, 54-56 Darwen St, Blackburn, BB2 2BL. For details of meeting days and times, contact Jackie Buckley on 07889 057520

Lancaster & Morecambe

Out In The Bay:
Runs  groups in the Lancaster area including Trans Men’s group, Trans Women’s group, Family Support group and an  LGBT coffee afternoon in Lancaster,– see our Events Calendar for details, or the Out in the Bay website www.oitb.co.uk  or Facebook page   For more information, contact infoOITB@gmail.com.

PYRO (Proud Youth Are Out):
LGBTQ Youth Group for young people aged between 13 and 19. For more details, send a text to text on 07717 301821. More info: Rebecca 07779 456476.

Lancaster Lesbian Social:
Search for this at www.meetup.com

Leyland

POUT! LGBT+ Young People’s Group (for ages 13-19 years)
For more info, please email pout@lancashire.gov.uk

Preston

LGBTQ Social Group
Meets Thursday weekly from 5.30-7.00pm. For the current venue, please join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/259805954645497/.

Skelmersdale

Pride@P.U.L.S.E.
Fortnightly group for LGBTQ people in the Skelmersdale area. Meets  alternate Saturdays at The P.U.L.S.E., Unit 73 in the Concourse Shopping Centre. Call 01695 556630 for details and to check the meeting time. Also on Facebook under Skelmersdale LGBTQ.

Todmorden

Over The Rainbow:
An independent social group for older LGBTI+ people. Monthly on the 2nd Saturday from 1-3pm at Todmorden Library. Meeting room is to the rear of the library, to the right of the access ramp (wheelchair accessible from Hall Street). Also quarterly Queer-related films, meals out and visits to the theatre and local places of interest. Feel free to meet the group at the Library, or if it’s too daunting to just turn up, you can contact them first on Facebook ‘Older LBGTs- Calderdale’, email: otrenq@ravenshome.co.uk
Or call/text: 07901 854823 (answerphone).